Automotive Service Technology I

An exciting, fast-paced, and rewarding career.


Through the years, what was once your family’s car mechanic that would lift the hood, take a look inside and do just non-high-tech repairs on vehicles, has today evolved into a new and exciting career, as a certified automotive technician working advance vehicle systems. Our Automotive Service Technology programs is thoroughly designed to train and school you on the use of the latest computer system and using computer scanner equipment to diagnose the vast array of mechanical, electrical and software issues found in today’s car makeup. There is no more second guessing on how to fix it. You’ll follow guided diagnostics to solve the problem. The discipline is taught by ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) master certified instructors who allow students to complete specific coursework curricula so that they can become qualified for immediate employment and/or additional specialized training. Yes, the days of the greased clad mechanic under the hood have been replaced by a new generation of qualified professional automotive technicians that use their educational training coupled with the latest computer technology to get the job done. You can be on the cutting edge of this exciting career by simply enrolling in our automotive technology career options listed below.

Career Opportunities:

  • Service Repair Assistant

  • Engine Performance and Engine Repair Technician

  • Service Manager/ Shop Foreman

    Shop Owner/Operator

  • Automatic, Manual Drive Train and Transaxle Technician

  • Steering, Suspension, and Alignment Technician

  • Brake System Technician

  • Electrical/Electronic System Technician

  • Heating & Air Conditioning Technician

  • Master ASE Certified Technician

  • Service Repair Adviser/Consultant

  • Automotive Parts Specialist 

Employment Outlook:

Employment of automotive service technicians and mechanics is projected to show little or no change from 2020 to 2030.


The average wage for this career in Florida is $21.09 hourly or $43,860 annually.

Completion Requirements:

The entire program is 1050 hours. Students can earn a certificate at the completion of the following Occupational Completion Points (OCPs):

OCP AAutomobile Services Assistor300 Hours
OCP BAutomotive Brake System Technician150 Hours
OCP CAutomobile Suspension and Steering Technician150 Hours
OCP DAutomotive Electrical/Electronic System Technician300 Hours
OCP EEngine Repair Technician150 Hours
Total Hours: 1050

Location & Course’s Schedule:

Automotive Service Technology I is available at the following school (s):

D.A. Dorsey Technical CollegeMonday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
South Dade Technical CollegeMonday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Contact Information at the Location:

Additional information can be provided by student services:

D.A. Dorsey Technical College
(305) 693-2490
Jackie Benjamin
Don Hylor Jr.
Ext. 2171
Ext. 2172

South Dade Technical College
(305) 247-7839
Oscar de LeonExt. 2111




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